The White House has ended its Drop-a-Dime-on-Your-Fellow-Citizens Program.
White House Director of Media Macon Phillips writes in a blog post that the irony is that the website, which tried to clear up misinformation caused by “fear-mongering” has now become the subject of the same beast.
“An ironic development is that the launch of an online program meant to provide facts about health insurance reform has itself become the target of fear-mongering and online rumors that are the tactics of choice for the defenders of the status quo," Phillips writes.
Does anyone in this Administration think past the tip of his/her own nose? Forget I asked.
Here's the fun reason: it is certain that the sheer numbers of polite messages along the lines of "Bite me, you socialist race-baiter" were overloading even the White House's servers.
And here's the stupid reason: By soliciting electronic information from citizens, the White House inserted itself into the proverbial rock and hard place--by gathering this information, this White House made itself appear more sinister than it already does. But at the same time, the Administration is legally prohibited from putting such information into the virtual shredder by the Presidential Records Act (thank you, President Nixon).
So the program is down the flusher, but all you folks that got reported or reported yourselves, Big Brutha is still watching you…and, yeah, me too in all likelihood.
(Thanks to Memeorandum)